Others sights in Cluny around the Abbey
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Apart of its prestigious abbey,Cluny offers many other sights:
-The Farinier,a 13th century Gothic building that consists of a storeroom(wine cellar) in the basement with two naves vaulted over intersecting ogives and a flour store(granary) above with an original 13th century oak-and- chestnut timber roof.Capitals of Cluny III vanished choir are there displayed.
-Jean de Bourbon's palace built in the second half of the 15th century houses the Museum of Art and Archeology contains a number of medievael sculpturesQ.Admission is free with the ticket to the abbey.
-L'Hotel-Dieu (hospital) built in 1646 with its apothecary with wood pannels in the Empire style and a collection of exquisite 17th and 18th centuries earthenware.Open on Saturday 2:30-4:00 pm,entry 3 euro
-La Tour des fromages(cheese tower) was part of the wall surrounding the abbey offers from its top magnificent views of the town and the surrounding countryside.
-The hospital St Blaise built in the 14 th century which catered for the poor and needy,only part of the chapel remains.
-The Gates of Honour consist of two double rounded arches with Corinthian capitals(12th century)
-The Romanesques houses of the Rue d'Avril in line with the Gate of Honour in particular the one called four banaux("public bread ovens")
-You may use the service of Titou,the donkey carrying for free your shopping
-Don't miss the Humour & Vin bookshop that displays funny books and prints!
-The weekly market on Saturdays is well stocked even in olive oil from Crete!